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Relive the highlights from Google I/O 2012

Google I/O to the vast majority was so much more than just a developer’s conference. While a select few were focused on the many informing developer sessions at the show, many of us were interested in some awesome new products. At the end of the three days we had a whole bunch …

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Qualcomm quad core tablet priced at $1,300

Qualcomm have released their first quad core Snapdragon based tablet with a whopping price tag of $1,300. Not exactly targeting the mainstream market. CNET Asia posted a picture of the new tablet, saying that the new tablet was firmly targeting the developer audience. The machine boosts a 10.1 inch WXGA …

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Ex-Marks and Spencer boss pushes new money

Sir Stuart Rose was asked to leave M&S with an £8 million handshake and, at 61 years of age, could well retire to a humble Yorkshire mining town – supping bitter and regaling locals with tales of retailing wonder. But he’s not doing that. In fact he’s getting quite dramatic. …

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Mobile networks respond to OfCom 4G plan

OfCom

OfCom released its report on the 4G spectrum auction earlier today, suggesting that it would take place later this year, finally bringing the high speed network to consumers sometime in late 2013. In response, several of the big mobile operators have commented on the news. With over 1,000 pages to …

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Nigerian tablet faces huge market entry battle

When a young Nigerian entrepreneur and Bournmouth graduate, Saheed Adepoju, borrowed £40,000 from his family to begin working on a tablet PC for his home market, he had little idea of how much attention and energy his idea would attract. But there are huge struggles ahead. KitGuru scans the 8″ …

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Going to the Olympics? don’t take your phone

Security experts at Venafi, the leader in enterprise key and certificate management (EKCM) solutions, warn that an estimated 67,000 mobile phones are likely to be lost or stolen during the Olympics in London. Numbers of smartphones and other portable networked devices have exploded over the past few years. As a …

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HTC users denied Ice Cream Sandwich in summer

HTC Desire HD users are getting used to feeling like the iPad’s poor cousins, especially now it seems that they won’t get access to Android’s Ice Cream Sandwich. KitGuru licks around the edge of the story to prevent dribbles. While there are, no doubt, benefits to Microsoft’s ‘pay big or …

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O2 offers refund to customers following service outage

As a lot of our readers will already be aware, some of O2’s customers suffered service outages last week due to an apparent ‘network failure’.  This was a massive source of frustration for many people who’s phones were unable to register on the network, despite their phones showing signal. O2 has announced …

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Import ban on Motorola Android devices takes effect

The ruling by the International Trade Commission two months ago against a number of products in Motorola’s Android range takes effect today, blocking them from being imported into the United States.  In total, eighteen of their products are effected by the ban including the Motorola Atrix, Defy, Droid X2, and Xoom. Motorola …

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Text messages most popular way of communicating

The use of text messages is continuing to grow in popularity, according to Ofcom Communications. Their market report showed that the average adult sends 200 texts per month, more than double their previous findings four years ago. Mobile phone conversations dropped last year after showing a gradual rise. This could …

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Windows Phone 7 continues to flop in the US

Analyst firm Nielsen has issued their latest stats for the United States smartphone market in the second quarter of 2012. In this quarter, smartphone adoption continues to increase with 2 in 3 new customers siding with a smartphone. Perhaps the most interesting numbers are those for Windows Phone 7. The …

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Tablets to outsell laptops within 4 years

The move from desktop to laptop was gradual. Given that we’ve had portable computing solutions since 1981, it took until the last part of 2008 before the laptop became the dominant PC life form. The latest research shows that Apple’s forte will take a lot less time to pass laptops. …

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